Iraq Signs Oil Agreement with Syria

During the visit of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to Syria, the Iraqi delegation signed an agreement to extend an oil pipeline through the Syrian territories, Khaled al-Assadi told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.

Al-Maliki had arrived in Damascus on Wednesday to lead a high-profile delegation on an official visit to Syria.

He held talks with President Bashar al-Assad and his Syrian counterpart, Mohammad Naji Otri on ways to boost relations between the countries.

On Wednesday, Oil Minister Hussein al-Shahristani signed a Memorandum of Understanding on strategic cooperation in oil and gas field with his Syrian counterpart Sufian Allaw.

(Source: Aswat al-Iraq)

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